In Other News

Number of sick students at Ursinus College now up to 100

By Marian Dennis and Eric Devlin Digital First Media |

Third graders participate in Partner Day

Third graders in Mrs. Elizabeth Banaszynski’s class at Schwenksville Elementary recently celebrated positive classroom behavior with Partner Day, participating in partner building activities and enjoying a partner snack. ...



  • News

    Philadelphia region under Winter Storm Warning starting at midnight

    The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm warning for the Philadelphia region starting at midnight Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The Winter Storm Warning includes the following counties:

    Digital First Media Staff |

  • Sports

    College Corner: Andrews sets Gettysburg record in long jump

    When Travis Andrews kicks off an indoor track season, he knows how to do it right.

    By Bill Arsenault For Digital First Media |

  • Opinion

    Think About It: The sound of caring

    “Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters.” — Amy Leigh Mercree


  • Sports

    Rogers family, owners of Grandview Speedway, injured in car crash in Daytona Beach

    Bruce and Teresa Rogers, operators of Grandview Speedway, continue their recovery from injuries sustained in a vehicular accident last week in Daytona Beach, Fla.

    By Jeff Stover @MercuryXStover on Twitter |

  • News

    Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane has August trial date for alleged perjury charge

    NORRISTOWN >> Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s trial on perjury-related charges will get under way with jury selection on Aug. 8, a judge ruled on Friday.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • News

    2 new prosecutors installed in Montgomery County DA’s Office

    NORRISTOWN >> During a brief ceremony attended by colleagues, friends and family, two new law enforcement officials took their oaths of office on Friday to join the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • News

    Schwenksville Elementary students, parents explore Hour of Code

    Schwenksville Elementary students and parents were recently invited to explore Hour of Code activities in the school’s computer lab. Mr. Walt Silver, Technology Integration Teacher, coordinated the evening event for students and parents to have a hands-on opportunity to explore technologies used by our school, such as Lego WeDo Robotics, Makey Makeys, Ozobot Robots, Green Screen app and coding activities in the computer lab.


  • Lifestyle

    THE TABLE - China: The People’s Republic

    The People’s Republic of China is more commonly referred to as China. China is unique, exotic, mysterious and far away land. It is more than 7,200 miles from where you are traveling, depending on where you are starting from in the U.S.

    By Bette Banjack THE TABLE |

  • News

    Montgomery County Chief Public Defender joins effort to teach yoga in prisons

    Dean Beer, Chief Public Defender of Montgomery County, has joined the board of Transformation Yoga Project, which teaches yoga to prisoners as a treatment option for those with a history of violence, emotional disorders or addiction.

    NouSoma Communications, Inc. |

  • News

    First Niagara provides $20,000 to local program addressing poverty

    On Jan. 28, First Niagara provided a $20,000 grant to Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities to support their Understanding Poverty to Plan and Persevere (UP3). Through interfaith cooperation, the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities addresses the basic needs of persons within the greater Pottstown community, while assisting with their spiritual and social needs. Their programs and referrals are coordinated to help individuals make real progress in moving from dependency to...

    First Niagara |

The Phoenix Reporter and Item: BLOGS